Lake Street Carpark Building Upgrade

Project update - as at 17 November 2017

This project is approximately 85% complete.

  • Scaffolding is being dismantled.
  • Lift installation is nearing completion.
  • Stairwells almost finished.
  • Painting and signage installation underway.
  • Electrical and mechanical services almost complete.
  • Installation of traffic barriers almost complete.
  • Feature façade aluminium panels are being installed.

The Lake Street carpark building, located next to the bus transit station near Aplin Street and the City Library, will undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment. This work will complement the revitalisation of the Lake Street precinct by providing safe and easily accessible parking around the clock.

Construction is scheduled to start mid-June 2017 and it is estimated to take approximately 6 to 8 months to complete the refurbishment. As such, the carpark will be CLOSED FROM TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2017. We thank you for your patience during this time.

Access changes - Cairns City Library
  • From Tuesday 13 June 2017, there will be no vehicular access from Abbott Street to the adjacent City Library carpark or to the drive-through return facility —this space will be required for material storage. Pedestrian access will still be available.

The $5.9 million transformation will include:

  • New feature aluminium screens to the north-west and western facades, and non-climbable barriers to all exposed edges;
  • Compliant traffic barriers and new central screen barriers;
  • New line marking;
  • New roof sheeting and roof purlins and extended roof area;
  • New generator and upgrading of lighting and power infrastructure;
  • Upgrade to offices and other rooms on the ground floor;
  • Bike rack upgrade;
  • New DDA compliant lift and refurbished internal stairs;
  • Illuminated external signage and way-finding signage;
  • New CCTV and fire systems.

Download the Fact Sheet in Related Documents for further project information. For updates during construction, please contact Council via feedback@cairns.qld.gov.au.

The Lake Street Carpark Building Upgrade is a joint initiative of Cairns Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

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Last updated: 17 November 2017